Monday, October 21, 2019 - Driving Dynamics

I wanted to write about driving dynamics today. What do I mean by that? Well, maybe driving politics and psychology would be a better title. I, like everyone else, pride myself on being a good driver, but I fight it, and it speaks to something bigger in my psyche. For instance, in my experience most people drive a little above the speed limit as a habit. I tend to do this too, but I don’t like to bunch up with everyone else, so I drive a little faster until I find a bigger break in the traffic or else I go a little slower to find that break. When I’m going faster I feel more in control, but that can be a losing proposition when everyone starts to go faster. It almost escalates into a dangerous competition. Alternatively, I find that if I go slower I feel unsafe when I’m being overtaken by faster traffic that is often not careful or considerate. As far as something bigger in my psyche, I want to be as peaceful and as loving as I can be in my dealings with others. Being more in control is sometimes a boost to my ego that is not as peaceful and loving. But being slower does not lend itself to peace either when I’m concerned about my safety along with the others riding with me. I can’t control the thoughts or actions of others. We’re each making our individual journeys through this life, and it’s not my place to tell others to be more peaceful and loving, but what a wonderful place it would be if we all were. I’ll go on trying - hoping that an act of fairness or kindness can encourage someone else to do the same.  

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What have I been up to? 

Saturday I played at the Windsor Hotel in Del Norte for diners and dancers. It was fun, and I had some wonderful folks come out. I don’t travel that much for these kind of gigs, but it was a good time. I got some pretty sunrise pictures on Lookout  
Mountain with the “D” on it for Del Norte the morning after as well.  

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What am I up to this week? 

Saturday 7-9ish I’m back in Del Norte for a concert at Wildwood Sounds. This is kind of a house concert setting in an old American-Legion-type hall. I’ve been wanting to play here for several years, and I thank my friend Daniel Market for setting up this gig. Come on out if you’re in the area.  

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That’s it for this week. I’ve been having fun doing a lot of spooky Halloween songs. This is a fun season. Take care, and I hope to see you soon.  

Best, 

Tom 

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Details this week: 

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing a concert at Wildwood Sounds 
Where:  850 Grand Ave, Del Norte, CO 719-657-4757 
When:  Saturday, October 26, 7-9 pm